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Tiger King's Joe Exotic Files $94 Million Lawsuit for Imprisonment & Mother's Death

Tiger King's Joe Exotic Files $94 Million Lawsuit for Imprisonment & Mother's Death

Joe Exotic has filed a $94 million lawsuit from prison.

The star of Netflix’s Tiger King – aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage – is accusing U.S. government agencies of false arrest and imprisonment, TheWrap reports.

According to the lawsuit, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put the tiger (which he says is a “generic animal”) on the endangered species list so that businesses like his could be shut down (“stealing my property and promoting an animal rights agenda”).

He added that a government agent “knowingly accepted statements he knew were false, allowing his witnesses to lie under oath. Misleading a grand jury and not seeking the truth to further an animal rights agenda. False arrest, entrapment, false imprisonment, all contributing to my mother’s death.”

Joe Exotic is seeking $73,840,000 for loss of personal property and for his 18 years of working with tigers. He is also seeking an additional $15 million for the death of his mother.

Find out more about Tiger King here, and see what celebs have been saying about the docuseries.

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